noun, plural nim·bi [nim-buhbahy], /ˈnɪm bəbaɪ/, nim·bus·es.
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Origin of nimbus
OTHER WORDS FROM nimbusnimbused, adjective
Words nearby nimbus
Example sentences from the Web for nimbus
As journalists report bolder acts by the renegades, Nimbus and his friends are forced to move further from childhood innocence.
But the nimbus was not worn at all at this early period; such a criterion is therefore inadmissible.
In one example Mary wears a nimbus, a proof of comparatively late date.
In later art the hand is sometimes surrounded by a cruciform nimbus, to indicate more clearly its divine character.
This is a Saint, as he has the nimbus round his head, and from his young and beardless face it is probably St. John.Notes and Queries for Worcestershire|John Noake
Overcast skies of heavy nimbus cloud were the rule and the air was continually charged with drifting snow.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for nimbus
noun plural -bi (-baɪ) or -buses
- a dark grey rain-bearing cloud
- (in combination)cumulonimbus clouds
- an emanation of light surrounding a saint or deity
- a representation of this emanation